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Obama’s Threat of Climate Change Executive Order Taunts Republicans

By Javier Manjarres


Obama drinking his own climate change kool-aid

If Congress won’t act soon to protect the future generations, I will, I will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future  to reduce pollutions. - President Barack Obama

 Earlier today, House Speaker John Boehner said that he didn’t “think that he (Obama) had the ability to impose a national energy tax on Americans without the authority of Congress.”  Reading between the lines, Boehner is saying that if Obama enacts any executive order framed in the form of a tax raising directive, it would violate the constitution, as only Congress is allowed to pass legislation that raise taxes on Americans.

“I don’t know what actions the president thinks he can take I don’t think he has the ability to impose a national energy tax on Americans without the authority of Congress.” -Speaker John Boehner


Another one of President Obama’s most outspoken critics of his policies has been Florida Congressman Tom Rooney, who offered up this response to the President’s threat of unilateral executive action-

How are our families, small business owners and farmers supposed to cope with higher energy costs than we’re already facing? The President said the first question we should ask ourselves is how to bring more jobs to our country, but all of his proposals will cost us many of the jobs we already have. A national energy tax is a nonstarter in the House, and the President has no authority to impose one on his own.- Rep. Tom Rooney

Some congressional Republicans continue to privately discuss the idea of impeaching the President were he to continue bypassing Congress and ignoring the constitutional limitations on his authority. Share the post below.

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. Ian Hargraves February 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Herr Feurer Obama has probably secretly altered all the rules and regulations so that the constitution is now null and void. Screw the American people! He will!

  2. Michael February 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I got Solar Cycle 24 to put Obama in his place on the man-made global warming issue. Solar Minimum cured global warming.

    The Progressive Democrat Chris Dorner deserved to be burned and barbecued alive. That’s American justice now. He’s why only cops shroud have AR-15s and be judge, jury, and executioner.

    • Warren February 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      I don’t know if you meant that to be sarcastic but Dorner believed exactly the same thing, that only cops and ex-cops should have AR15s. I personally believe I have every right to own whatever the hell I want, on the off chance I need to put down a mad dog like Dorner.

  3. BoGo February 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Correct Republican response:
    “So you wanna play hardball? We’re funding the EPA only to the extent to pay severence costs for every employee and broker and auction fees to sell off every building they occupy and every stick of furniture. Oh, and the cost of recycling every file they have. We’re green, afterall.”

    Likely Republican response:
    “We are TOO relevant!”